About the College

Spanning a broad range of disciplines including sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to the enduring values of interdisciplinary liberal arts education. Offering the benefits of a large research institution and the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, we attract the brightest students and faculty to create a world-class education and cutting-edge scholarship.

As the University of Miami’s largest academic unit, Arts and Sciences touches every UM undergraduate and half of its graduate students. We are dedicated to a dual academic mission focused on excellence in research and teaching, providing an immersive, personalized learning experience for students and leading discoveries that benefit Miami and the world. Arts and Sciences faculty and students are creating new knowledge about the world’s most pressing issues — including brain function, international relations, health, energy, and technology — as well as artistic and cultural contributions spanning human history. 

The college also leverages its unique position in an international city. Students and faculty represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries, creating a vibrant environment for collaboration. Our emphasis on diversity, civic engagement, and cultural exchange across disciplines ensures that every student has an opportunity to gain critical skills to lead in a global economy.

At the College of Arts and Sciences, we empower students with critical thinking skills, creativity, technological competency, communication ability, and cultural understanding. Whether you’re a potential student, parent, or an alumnus, we invite you to visit campus and experience Arts & Sciences in action.

Yesterday & Today

Founded in 1926, A&S is the oldest college at the University of Miami. Today, we are the largest college at UM, home to more than 4,000 undergraduate students, more than 600 graduate students, and 440 full-time faculty members.

Scholarship & Research

Sixteen of our 20 departments offer graduate degrees — many at the PhD level — in the fine arts, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. A&S is also a productive engine of research at UM, ranked among the nation’s top research institutions. Research efforts are led by our impressive faculty, which includes leading scientists, prize-winning literary, visual and performing artists, editors of prominent journals, and members of government review boards.